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Major Frederick Martin, 42, was the ill fated Commander of the World Flight and pilot of the Seattle. The oldest and only married crew member and father of a six year old child. A Mechanical Engineering graduate of Purdue University he learned to fly in 1921 and had accumulated 700 flight hours as Chief of the Air Service Technical School at Chanute Field in Illinois when chosen for the flight. He was a distinguished, articulate and highly diplo- matic man. Leading the flight, he crashed into a mountain in Alaska during a blizzard. Helped by Harvey, he survived an ordeal of 10 days hiking through waist deep snow with little food.





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